|Space Age History -- Groks Science Show 2007-06-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Since the launch of Sputnik in 1957, human space endeavors have rapidly evolved. On this program, Dr. Martin Collins discussed the history of the space age.
Keywords: science; space; history
|Holy War -- Groks Science Show 2011-10-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The expedition of Vasco Da Gama are often overshadowed by that of Columbus. But, these voyages perhaps more than those of Columbus changed the course of history. On this program, Nigel Cliff discussed how Vasco Da Gama turned the tide in a centuries-old clash of civilizations.
Keywords: science; expedition; history; groks
|Sugar -- Groks Science Show 2011-02-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Sugar may seem like a common household ingredient, however the tortuous history and science behind the establishment of sugar has had global effects. On this program, Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos discussed how sugar changed the world.
Keywords: science; sugar; history; technology; groks
|Moral Origins -- Groks Science Show 2012-05-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
What are the origins of moral behaviors in humans? Did they spontaneously emerge or are there precursors in the natural history of human evolution? On this program, Prof. Christopher Boehm discussed our moral origins.
Keywords: science; morality; anthropology; natural history; grok
|Ants -- Groks Science Show 2010-06-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Ants are amazing creatures due to their variety, ubiquity, and complexity of behavior. And, they share many unique features with humans. On this program, Mark Moffett discussed his adventures among ants.
Keywords: science; ants; myrmecology; entomology; biology; natural history; groks
|Darwin to DNA -- Groks Science Show 2009-10-14 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
With the rapid advances in genetic technology, the history of the genetic revolution is often forgotten. On this program, James Schwartz discussed the history of the gene from Darwin to DNA.
Keywords: science; biology; genetics; DNA; Darwin; evolution; history; groks
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|Lab in a Fishbowl -- Groks Science Show 2012-07-04|
Have you ever had the feeling that you're being watched? Dr. Julie Horvath from the Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has that feeling every day; she and her lab are in the middle of a museum and viewable to the thousands of people who pass by every day. We talk to Dr. Horvath about her work, her lab, and how the Nature Research Center inspires and educates.
Keywords: Nature Research Center; Museum; Natural History; North Carolina; Julie Horvath; Groks; Science; Lab; iLab; Citizen Scientist
|Ponderables -- Groks Science Show 2012-10-03|
Several recent books walk the reader through human history by describing the history of specific objects or commodities such as salt, cod, coffee, and even the lowly toothpick. In today's episode, Tom Jackson joins us to discuss his new series of books, Ponderables. This series walks readers through history alongside the elements, the universe, and mathematics, with more to come.
Keywords: Groks; Groks Science Show; elements; universe; mathematics; history; Tom Jackson; Ponderables; Hennig Brand; Joseph Von Fraunhoffen
|Life at Bletchley Park -- Groks Science Show 2012-11-07 - Forrest Gulden, Joanna Rowell, Charles Lee|
Bletchley Park was the center of codebreaking in the United Kingdom during World War II. It was also a place for young men and women to meet, sing, dance, act, and socialize. Sinclair McKay joins us to discuss his book, The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There.
Keywords: Bletchley Park; Sinclair McKay; Groks; Science; Enigma; Codebreaking; Social history; World War II